Lot: 16. Outstanding and Extremely Rare German Complete Set of
17" (43 cm.) teacher. 11" students. Included are six felt child dolls representing the students in the school room,each with blue glass bead eyes,center seam face,painted facial features,blonde mohair stitched-on wig,and five piece jointed body,wearing original factory school-wear costumes; along with very slender-bodied Professor with center seam face,long pointy nose and chin,black shoe-button eyes,jointed elongated limbs,and having stitched-on black felt costume and cap,leather shoes on elongated feet. Condition: generally excellent,some costume fading on children's costumes. Marks: Steiff (button in ear on all seven dolls). Comments: Steiff,circa 1910,the set is extremely rare; in 1910 only 45 complete school displays were sold. Value Points: extremely rare to find in this state of originality,including three sets of school desks and benches on original frames,the Professor's desk and chair,slates and wooden pencil boxes for each student,glove on wooden pedestal,large slate,and various additional satchels,slates and journals.
Realized Price: 50000
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